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Westside Gunn shares SIDE B of ‘HWH8: Sincerely, Adolf’

Westside Gunn has “fully” released the eighth installment of his incredibly popular Hitler Wears Hermès series with SIDE B of his double LP.

Gunn described HWH8 as a two-part album in mid-July — and after a few weeks of delays — SIDE B is now officially out on DSPs. Originally slated to drop Sept. 10, the extra two weeks were well worth the wait, bringing forth 20 new tracks as well as features in Tyler, The Creator, Jay Electronica, Mach-Hommy, 2 Chainz, Conway, Benny, Larry June and more — all hidden throughout the tracklist. Production credits include Gunn’s longtime collaborators in Conductor, Daringer, Madlib, The Alchemist along with Jay Versace, Danny LaFlare and Camoflauge Monk.

SIDE B includes Gunn’s 2021 singles in “Julia Lang” and “TV BOY,” as Gunn crafts a masterful curation to the fine art of hip-hop. With soulful flourishes, introspective skits and immersive storytelling, Griselda’s signature sample-strong production is paired with moments of divine musicality. Simply put, SIDE B is art in the ear of the beholder — showcasing Gunn at the top of his game and leveling up in his final form.

Check out the full tracklist and listen to SIDE B below!

Brodie Lee
End How You Start (feat. AA Rashid)
Hell On Earth Part 2 (feat. Benny the Butcher & Conway the Machine)
Free Kutter (feat. Jay Electronica)
Julia Lang (feat. Trap-A-Holics)
Celine Dion (feat. Chase Fetti, Flee Lord & Heem)
Best Dressed Demons (feat. Mach-Hommy)
Forest Lawn (feat. 2 Chainz & Armani Caesar)
Why I Do Em Like That (feat. Billie Essco & Keisha Plum)
RIP Bergdorf (feat. Mach-Hommy)
TV Boy
Survivor Series 95 (feat. Jay Worthy, Larry June & TF)
Eddie Kingston (feat. Rome Streetz)
Ostertag (feat. Stove God Cooks)
Munch (feat. Tiona Deniece)
99 Avirex (feat. AZ & Stove God Cooks)
The Fly Who Couldn’t Fly Straight (feat. Tyler, The Creator)
Big AL (feat. Rome Streetz)
BYE BYE (feat. Keisha Plum)

HWH8’s SIDE A Sincerely, Adolf released alongside Kanye West’s DONDA Aug. 27. Spanning 13 tracks and featuring Griselda heavy-hitters in Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Mach-Hommy and Boldy James, it also included AA Rashid, Stove God Cooks, Rome Streetz and the legendary Lil Wayne on one of its standout tracks “Bash money.”

Griselda also experienced its highest commercial marks after SIDE A of HWH8, peaking at No. 8 on iTunes and No. 11 on Apple Music.

Listen to SIDE A ‘Sincerely, Adolf’ below!

July 9, 2021

Westside Gunn announces two albums to release in 2021

Griselda boss dispels previous retirement rumors, announcing two new albums are in the works.

Westside Gunn is having another year to remember. After executive producing Mach-Hommy’s modern classic, Pray For Haiti, in May, Gunn has been hard at work further solidifying his legacy in the game.

Alongside fellow Griselda founders and cousins in Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine, the three Buffalo, New York natives have all seemingly achieved success together — attaining a level of regard comparable to Jay-Z and Nas despite their commercial success.

It all comes down to one thing: respect. It is as important in hip-hop as the music, and Griselda has plenty of both. Since signing a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Records in August 2019, Gunn and Griselda have been collecting nothing but wins over the past two years.

Their sound is instantly captivating — combining a dirty mix of grimy, lo-fi boom-bap with brutally honest bars and heavy punchlines. Gunn’s prolific Hitler Wears Hermes series is a cornerstone of Griselda’s discography, however, Benny and Conway soon became stars — evolving into some of the best line-for-line lyricists in hip-hop today. After all, the trio has been labeled by many as “your favorite rapper’s, favorite rapper.”

As for Gunn, he’s at the center of it all — acting as an innovator for the movement Griselda’s brought to the limelight. His emergence as one of hip-hop’s premier curators is on full display now more than ever. Praised by Tyler, The Creator off the heels of the cinematic CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, Tyler gave Gunn his flowers, saying that he was the reason why he wanted to rap again. The two also collaborated on Gunn’s 2020 project Pray For Paris, as Tyler lended a colorful verse on the album’s lead single “327.”

Gunn planned to retire after dropping his “final album” Sincerely Adolf, but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, taking to Twitter in mid-July to announce he’s dropping two projects later this year.

This comes after Gunn’s recent collaborations with Travis Scott and IDK. Gunn is reported to be featured on Scott’s anticipated release of UTOPIA — teasing a snippet of the track at Travis’ Dior Fashion show earlier this month. Gunn’s feature on IDK’s “Red” is also assisted by the late MF DOOM and Jay Electronica, further asserting Gunn’s presence as both a top-tier artist and influencer within the genre.

Now as Gunn prepares to release Sincerely, Adolf this month, there will certainly be more eyes on him than ever before. Until then, Gunn and Griselda show no signs of slowing down — gunning for the stardom they so rightfully deserve.